What Paperwork Needs To Be Turned In For Eagle Rank
Through the years of being an Eagle Coach here in my district, we developed a checklist of how to put together all the paperwork required for the Eagle Scout Rank. I wanted to share this with you so you will know how to put things together before you turn it all in to your district.
Each district may have slightly different procedures but the list I will give you covers all the Eagle Rank requirements that need to be completed.
Let me give you a couple of pointers before I give you the list:
First, quite a number of scouts love putting their Eagle Rank paperwork in plastic sheet protectors to make it look nice. This is a worthy thought but we have found that it makes it very difficult for those that are reviewing it for a number of reasons. There are signatures required. Every time you or others need to get a signature, the papers have to be pulled out then put back in. Also, depending on the size of your council, the Eagle Secretary (the one who gets all of the Eagle Rank paperwork for the whole council), may have hundreds of sets of paperwork that need to be reviewed. Each one needs to have some of the paperwork taken out and faxed to the BSA national office. This makes it extremely difficult for them. I recommend not using the plastic sheet protectors.
Second, three-ring binders are very thick. Here in Utah National Parks Council, we literally have hundreds of sets of Eagle paperwork stacked up for the council to approve. When they are put in thick three-ring binders, it takes up quite a bit of space. I recommend putting your paperwork in a thin, three hole report folder. It takes up much less space.
Here is the list of things you will need to turn in. (Please consult your home district advancement chairman to clarify if needed)
- Eagle Rank Application – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-728_WB_fillable.pdf (See previous posts (Filling Out Your Eagle Application Correctly – Part 1 and Filling Out Your Eagle Application Correctly – Part 2 for more details)
- Member Unit Advancement Summary – Your Unit Advancement Chairman needs to login to Scoutnet and print this off for you
- Statement of Ambitions and Life Purpose – Essay of what you want to do with your life and awards you have received. (See previous posts Don’t Forget – Most Commonly Skipped Eagle Requirement and Filling Out Your Eagle Application Correctly – Part 2 for more details)
- Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook – http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/EagleWorkbookProcedures.aspx. (See previous posts How To Prepare For An Eagle Project Approval that talks about the first section of this workbook)
- Any other district or council form that may need to be filled out for tracking purposes.